Gift exchanges are among the most intimate ways that artists participate in print collecting. Personalized with the recipient’s name and other inscriptions, gifted pieces document friendships and professional camaraderie while providing insight into the social complexities of viewership. Three etchings presented by B. J. O. Nordfeldt (1878–1955) to fellow etcher Bertha E. Jaques (1863–1941), now part of the permanent collection of the Roswell Museum and Art Center in New Mexico, form an intriguing example. Embellished with notes and informal drawings, these impressions recall aesthetic trends associated with the Etching Revival while underscoring the often private nature of print consumption.
Etcher Sketch: A Conversation with Nadine Orenstein and Freyda Spira About “The Renaissance of Etching”
- by Freyda Spira
- Catherine Bindman speaks with curators Nadine Orenstein and Freyda Spira.
A Study in Light: New Prints by Chris Ofili
- by Re'al Christian
- Re’al Christian introduces two new etching series by Chris Ofili that encompass natural beauty and human tragedy.
- by Faye Hirsch
- “Pulled in Brooklyn: 26 Printshops, 101 Artists,” reviewed by Faye Hirsch.
Hidden Lights: Sir John Soane’s Piranesis
- by Owen Hopkins
- Owen Hopkins on the effect of four Piranesi prints on the elusive architecture of Sir John Soane.
On Louise Bourgeois’ The Reticent Child and Shame
- by Tanja Staechler
- Tanja Staehler and Phineas Jennings on Louise Bourgeois